34 William St, Kilcoy, QLD, 4515, AUSTRALIA

About the Placement

Placement Type: GP Clinic

The Kilcoy Medical Centre has a focus on the broad scope of rural health care, including paediatrics, women’s health checks, advanced skin surgery, aged care including nursing home rounds and performs x-rays and diagnostic ultrasonography. 

The practice has a long standing commitment to vertically integrated teaching of junior doctors and rural registrars, as well as medical students.

About Kilcoy

Kilcoy is an idyllic country town located along the D’Aguilar Highway, surrounded by a scenic landscape, of rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges with views over the northern reaches of Lake Somerset. Only an hour from Brisbane, Kilcoy’s country charm, with enchanting shops, landscaped parks and friendly residents is the place to visit to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Close-by attractions include;

  • Lake Somerset
  • Yowie Park
  • Brisbane Valley Rail Trail


Getting there

Distance from Brisbane: 98km (1h 30m drive time)

Transport Options: Drive

Accommodation Type: Homestay (7.5km to practice)

Transport required for placement: Required - for travel from accommodation to practice


The registrars did an excellent job of teaching, were very welcoming and supported us to try new things, I really enjoyed learning from them.  The nursing staff were also fantastic.

The preceptor is perhaps one of my favourite mentors through my medical degree. I have never felt more supported while on placement. He approached teaching in a very non judgemental non condescending way that genuinely sparked my interest. He explained concepts where I had gaps in my knowledge rather than trying to make me feel dumb for not knowing certain things. He is very respectful and knowledgeable and also always made me feel supported in terms of living in a rural place alone for 6 weeks. I really recommend this placement to future students.